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Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve

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Relaxing spot on Camano island

Just a beautiful beach and usually a lot of waterfowl and birds to see! Great relaxing spot any... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2015
Stanwood, Washington
Trail Hiking or Beach Access

When visiting Iverson Beach, there are always two options: the "Hobbit Trail" or the sandy beach... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2014
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“great beach”(6 reviews)
“bird watching”(5 reviews)
“hobbit trail”(9 reviews)
Over 330 acres of protected birding area home to eagles, hummingbirds, shorebirds and many others.
Iverson Beach Road, Camano Island, WA
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Just a beautiful beach and usually a lot of waterfowl and birds to see! Great relaxing spot any time of year. Parking is a bit limited however.

1  Thank 993kimberleyp
Reviewed 6 July 2014

When visiting Iverson Beach, there are always two options: the "Hobbit Trail" or the sandy beach. The Hobbit Trail winds through brush, trees, and small ponds (roughly a mile walk) giving opportunity to see various wildlife. The best part could be the variety of birds...More

6  Thank Rbrt_Groves
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We actually go to the spit and walk the various trails, typically a one mile loop that includes a walk on the top of the dike, some marsh/wetlands, the toe of a slope area and crossings of various drainage channels along the way. That trip...More

5  Thank J David B
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is a beautiful preserve. We hiked the loop and loved it. Because of an unusually high tide we could not hike on the beach. We did see an eagle, a heron, and a few ducks. It was a gorgeous day and the mountain views...More

4  Thank travelinstef
Reviewed 27 November 2013

good place for a short easy walk. should take no more than an hour and it is level and easy to navigate. there can be muddy places after it rains. the camano trails assoc does a good job of maintaining the trails.

2  Thank nancy h
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is a great place to walk around and watch and listen. Walking along the beach and on the marked trails was a lot of fun. I hope to be able to return again soon!

1  Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I loved this little preserve with wonderful trails and thousands of birds! I was pretty much alone there most of the time. Beautiful!

1  Thank TravelingGirl281
Reviewed 12 September 2013

though it does not have good facilities, only portapotties, has good parking and trails are well kept. we try and go ever few weeks to have fun and ensure that the trash is picked up. lots of good bird viewing opportunities. is very shallow and...More

Thank rusty_fwg
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This park is a hidden gem that many locals don't even know about. Lots of sandy beach when the tide is out. Great for sand castles with the kids. This is an excellent place for bird watching (song birds, raptor birds, and both salt and...More

5  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Long sandy beach,lots of walking trails and bird watching oppertunities. Logs for building forts. Great place fo the kids when the tide is low there is sand for miles

6  Thank islandgems
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Response from Doberpuppy | Reviewed this property |
It's hard to say. There is always a lot of driftwood here. Sometimes you can find a cleared path to the beach, and others you will need to climb. The walking trail is level, but it is not directly on the beach.